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5 Best Soundbars Under $500 in the US - March 2020

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Updated 23 February 2020
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5 best soundbars under $500

What Soundbar Under $500 to Buy in March 2020?

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Sonos Beam Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Razer Leviathan Bose Soundbar 500 LG SK1
Sonos Beam Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Razer Leviathan Bose Soundbar 500 LG SK1
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150W
60W
2kg
WEIGHT
8,000W
40W
2kg
WEIGHT
95
Reviews
139 Reviews + 19 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
22 Reviews + 6 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
313 Reviews + 43 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
17 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest scoring soundbar under $500, with a very good spec. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's quiet, compact and very well-built. A fully featured and multi award winning 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a cheap price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar has a good sound quality, it's compact and really quiet. An affordable and multi award winning 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec. Customers report that it has a superb sound quality, it's very quiet and good-looking. A very highly rated and fully featured Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar, with a good price and audio output. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 8,000W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really well-built and quiet, and good-looking. A fully featured and award winning 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that it's very well-built.
8 Reasons For
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Handheld Remote Control
Wall Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
A Bit Better User Reviews
13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better in Terms of Size
Easier to Use
5 Reasons For
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Subwoofer Included
Handheld Remote Control
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More OK When it Came to Noise Level
7 Reasons For
Subwoofer Included
Better Kagoo Score
43 More Awards
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Price
More Carefully Designed
Has Better Sound Quality
8 Reasons For
8.1 Channels Channels
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Subwoofer Included
Handheld Remote Control
Wall Mountable
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by One Month
More Robust
4 Reasons For
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
Better Brand
15 Reasons Against
Half As Many Audio Output Channels
Does Not Have a Subwoofer Included
More Expensive by $263
Less Retailers
Older by One Month
24 Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Less Robust
Less Well Designed
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
Has a Worse Decent Sound Quality
12 Reasons Against
Half As Many Audio Output Channels
Significantly Smaller Power
Worse Kagoo Score
$119 More Expensive
Less Retailers
11 Months Older
Fewer Awards
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
12 Reasons Against
Smaller Audio Output Channels
Smaller Power
$75 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Marginally Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Less OK When it Came to Noise Level
6 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $350
Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
9 Reasons Against
Only 2 Channels Channels
Vastly Smaller Power
Does Not Feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Does Not Have a Subwoofer Included
Not Wall Mountable
Not As Many Stockists
Six Months Older
Fewer Awards
Lower User Review Score
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Sonos Beam

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Sonos Beam

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Sonos Beam
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The Sonos Beam has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of $312.58 this soundbar is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sonos Beam.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Is 5.1 channels
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
Handheld remote control

The highest scoring soundbar under $500, with a very good spec. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's quiet, compact and very well-built.

95
Reviews
139 Reviews + 19 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Sonos Beam has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 139 reviews.

Expert Reviews Recommended
Techradar Recommended
inputmag.dk Recommended
gameswelt.de Hardware
99mac.se Recommended
datormagazin.se Recommended
ljudochbild.se Best in Test
gadgetgear.nl Gold
besteproduct.nl 3.5 Star
maxit.com.my Platinum
altomdata.dk Recommended
chip.com.my Editor's Choice
soundandvision.com Top Pick
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
androidcentral.com Choice Award
avforums.com Recommended
techadvisor.co.uk Recommended
hifichoice.co.uk Recommended
Lydogbilde.no Best Buy
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Sonos Beam

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

The Sonos Beam features Audio Return Channel (ARC), and so do the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, however the LG SK1 and the Razer Leviathan do not. More ...

An 'Audio Return Channel' (ARC) uses an HDMI connection to send audio to the soundbar without the need for separate audio cables.

Handheld Remote Control

The Sonos Beam has a handheld remote control, and so do the Bose Soundbar 500, the LG SK1 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, however the Razer Leviathan does not. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' denotes whether the soundbar comes with a remote to control the device from afar.

A remote control makes it far easier and more convenient to use the soundbar - you can turn it on/off and tweak the volume without having to get up and walk across the room!

Wall Mountable

The Sonos Beam is wall mountable, and so is the Bose Soundbar 500, whereas the LG SK1, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Razer Leviathan are not. More ...

'Wall Mountable' denotes whether the soundbar can be mounted on a wall, or whether it has to rest on the floor or on a stand.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sonos Beam has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the Bose Soundbar 500 scored 86 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini scored 85.

A Bit Better User Reviews

The Sonos Beam has an average user review score of 90% based on 18 reviews, however the Bose Soundbar 500 has an average rating of 86% (based on 13 reviews), the LG SK1 has an average rating of 83% (based on 7 reviews) and the Razer Leviathan has an average rating of 87% (based on 171 reviews).

13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Goodhousekeeping.co.uk, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, PC Mag, Soundandvision.com, Techradar, Les Numeriques.com, Gamereactor.dk, Komputer.dk, Inputmag.dk, Kotimikro.fi, Komputer.no, Macitynet.it and Dday.it all gave the Sonos Beam a better review score. More ...

Goodhousekeeping.co.uk: Sonos Beam = 83% vs Bose Soundbar 500 = 78%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Sonos Beam = 80% vs Bose Soundbar 500 = 70%

PC Mag: Sonos Beam = 80% vs Razer Leviathan = 70%

Soundandvision.com: Sonos Beam = 90% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 78%

Techradar: Sonos Beam = 90% vs Razer Leviathan = 60%

Les Numeriques.com: Sonos Beam = 80% vs Razer Leviathan = 60%

Gamereactor.dk: Sonos Beam = 90% vs Razer Leviathan = 80%

Komputer.dk: Sonos Beam = 93% vs Razer Leviathan = 70%

Inputmag.dk: Sonos Beam = 90% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80%

Kotimikro.fi: Sonos Beam = 93% vs Razer Leviathan = 70%

Komputer.no: Sonos Beam = 93% vs Razer Leviathan = 70%

Macitynet.it: Sonos Beam = 86% vs Razer Leviathan = 82%

Dday.it: Sonos Beam = 87% vs Razer Leviathan = 78%
Better in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sonos Beam was better in terms of size. More than 10 people thought that it was compact and nine people thought that it was also a good size.

Easier to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sonos Beam was easier to use. Several people thought that it had superb controls, was very easy to setup and to use.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sonos Beam

Half As Many Audio Output Channels

The Sonos Beam is 5.1 channels channels, and so does the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, which is half as many audio output channels as the Bose Soundbar 500 (8.1 channels). More ...

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Does Not Have a Subwoofer Included

The Sonos Beam does not have a subwoofer included (As does the the LG SK1), but the Bose Soundbar 500, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Razer Leviathan do. More ...

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

More Expensive by $263

The Sonos Beam is $263 more expensive than the LG SK1, $144 more expensive than the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and $188 more expensive than the Razer Leviathan.

Less Retailers

The Sonos Beam is only stocked by 6 stores, whereas the Bose Soundbar 500 is stocked by 14 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this soundbar remaining in stock.
Older by One Month

The Sonos Beam is one month older than the Bose Soundbar 500.

24 Less Awards

The Sonos Beam has only received 19 awards, whereas the Razer Leviathan has received 43 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Sonos Beam's average expert score is 84%, however the LG SK1's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The Sonos Beam's average overall score is 89%, however the LG SK1's is 95% (based on 9 reviews).

Worse Brand

Sonos soundbars have an average rating of only 84.5%, whereas Bose has an average rating of 87.4% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Tomsguide.com, CNET.com.au, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com and Altomdata.dk all gave the Sonos Beam a lower review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: Sonos Beam = 80% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 90%

CNET.com.au: Sonos Beam = 70% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Sonos Beam = 70% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80%

CNET.com: Sonos Beam = 70% vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 82%

Altomdata.dk: Sonos Beam = 80% vs Razer Leviathan = 90%
Has a Worse Price

The Sonos Beam reviewers thought the Sonos Beam has a worse price.

Less Robust

The Sonos Beam reviewers thought the Sonos Beam was less robust.

Less Well Designed

On average reviewers thought the Sonos Beam was less well designed.

Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level

Our analysis of the Sonos Beam reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sonos Beam has a worse acceptable noise level.

Has a Worse Decent Sound Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sonos Beam has a worse decent sound quality.

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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

$169.00
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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini
150W
1.8kg
WEIGHT

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $169.00 this soundbar is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini.

Features We Love:
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)

A fully featured and multi award winning 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a cheap price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar has a good sound quality, it's compact and really quiet.

94
Reviews
22 Reviews + 6 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 84%, based on 22 reviews.

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chipchick.com Pick Award
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Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini features Audio Return Channel (ARC) (as do the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Sonos Beam), however the LG SK1 and the Razer Leviathan do not feature this benefit. More ...

An 'Audio Return Channel' (ARC) uses an HDMI connection to send audio to the soundbar without the need for separate audio cables.

Subwoofer Included

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has a subwoofer included, and so do the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Razer Leviathan, however the LG SK1 and the Sonos Beam do not. More ...

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Handheld Remote Control

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has a handheld remote control (as do the Bose Soundbar 500, the LG SK1 and the Sonos Beam), however the Razer Leviathan does not have this feature. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' denotes whether the soundbar comes with a remote to control the device from afar.

A remote control makes it far easier and more convenient to use the soundbar - you can turn it on/off and tweak the volume without having to get up and walk across the room!

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Tomsguide.com, CNET.com.au, CNET.com and CNET.co.uk all gave the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini a better review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 90% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

CNET.com.au: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80% vs Sonos Beam = 70%

CNET.com: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 82% vs Sonos Beam = 70%

CNET.co.uk: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80% vs Sonos Beam = 70%
More OK When it Came to Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini was more OK when it came to noise level. More than 10 people thought that it was very quiet.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

Half As Many Audio Output Channels

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is 5.1 channels channels (as does the Sonos Beam), however the Bose Soundbar 500 is 8.1 channels. More ...

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Significantly Smaller Power

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has a power of 150, whereas the Bose Soundbar 500 is an 8,000W soundbar (7,850W bigger), the LG SK1 is a 40W soundbar (110W smaller) and the Razer Leviathan is a 60W soundbar (90W smaller). More ...

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Bose Soundbar 500 scored 86, the LG SK1 scored 87, the Razer Leviathan scored 87 and the Sonos Beam scored 87.

$119 More Expensive

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is more expensive than the LG SK1 by $119 and more expensive than the Razer Leviathan by $44.

Less Retailers

Only 5 stores sells the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, whereas 14 shops sell the Bose Soundbar 500, 6 retailers sell the Razer Leviathan and 6 sellers sell the Sonos Beam. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
11 Months Older

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is older than the Bose Soundbar 500 by 11 months, older than the LG SK1 by five months and older than the Sonos Beam by 10 months.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has received 6 awards, the Razer Leviathan has received 43 awards and the Sonos Beam has received 19 awards.

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini's average expert rating is 84%, however the LG SK1's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini's average overall rating is 86%, however the LG SK1's is 95% (based on 9 reviews), the Razer Leviathan's is 87% (based on 313 reviews) and the Sonos Beam's is 89% (based on 139 reviews).

Worse Brand

Polk Audio soundbars have an average rating of only 79.7%, whereas Bose has an average rating of 87.4%, LG has an average rating of 95% and Sonos has an average rating of 84.5%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Soundandvision.com and Inputmag.dk both gave the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini a lower review score. More ...

Soundandvision.com: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 78% vs Sonos Beam = 90%

Inputmag.dk: Polk Audio MagniFi Mini = 80% vs Sonos Beam = 90%
A Worse Size

The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini reviewers thought the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini was a worse size.

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Razer Leviathan

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Razer Leviathan

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Razer Leviathan
60W
2kg
WEIGHT

The Razer Leviathan has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $125.00 this soundbar is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Razer Leviathan.

Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth

An affordable and multi award winning 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec. Customers report that it has a superb sound quality, it's very quiet and good-looking.

95
Reviews
313 Reviews + 43 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Razer Leviathan has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.

Expert Reviews Recommended
Techradar Great Value
elchapuzasinformatico.com Gold
tugareviews.pt Gold Award
99mac.se Recommended
ockd.es Gold Award
top10games.es Gold Award
actualidadhardware.com Gold
hardaily.com Platinum
hardmaniacos.com Recommended
gameit.es Recommended
madshrimps.be High End
mobimaniak.pl 5 Star
tecnogeekies.com Platinum
profesionalreview.com Gold
hispazone.com Recommended Product
hardzone.es Recommended
itndaily.ru Recommended
watercooled.ch Editor's Choice
gamezoom.net Technology
4news.it Gold
gadzetomania.pl Recommended
pcfoster.pl Recommended
whatnext.pl Value for Money
custompcreview.com Awesome Bronze Award
vortez.net Gold
tweaktown.com Editor's Choice
Bjorn3d.com Golden Bear Award
nikktech.com Gold
hardwareheaven.com Recommended
Bit-Tech.net Approved
pcgameware.co.uk Gold
techradar.com/au/ Great Value
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
zeden.net Approved
59hardware.net Recommended
cowcotland.com Silver
altomdata.dk Recommended
elektroniktest.dk Editor's Choice
Tweak.dk Editor's Choice
hwt.dk Silver Product of the Year
insomnia.gr 8.6 out of 10 award
nexthardware.com Recommended
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Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar Review & Sound Test!
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Razer Leviathan Unboxing And Initial Impressions Review HD
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Razer Leviathan 5.1 audio system review
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Razer Leviathan

Subwoofer Included

The Razer Leviathan has a subwoofer included, and so do the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, whereas the LG SK1 and the Sonos Beam do not. More ...

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Better Kagoo Score

The Razer Leviathan has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Bose Soundbar 500 scored 86 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini scored 85.

43 More Awards

The Razer Leviathan has received 43 awards, but the Bose Soundbar 500 has received no awards, the LG SK1 has received 1 award, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has received 6 awards and the Sonos Beam has received 19 awards.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag and Altomdata.dk both gave the Razer Leviathan a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: Razer Leviathan = 80% vs Bose Soundbar 500 = 70%

Altomdata.dk: Razer Leviathan = 90% vs Sonos Beam = 70%
Has a Better Price

The Razer Leviathan reviewers thought the Razer Leviathan has a better price.

More Carefully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Razer Leviathan was more carefully designed. Over 10 people thought that it was good-looking and nine people thought that it was also well designed.

Has Better Sound Quality

On average reviewers thought the Razer Leviathan has better sound quality. Over 20 people thought that it had a brilliant sound quality and three people thought that it also had good surround sound quality.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Razer Leviathan

Smaller Audio Output Channels

The Razer Leviathan is 2.1 channels channels, whereas the Bose Soundbar 500 is 8.1 channels and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam are both 5.1 channels. More ...

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Smaller Power

The Razer Leviathan has a power of 60, but the Bose Soundbar 500 is an 8,000W soundbar (7,940W bigger), the LG SK1 is a 40W soundbar (20W smaller) and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is a 150W soundbar (90W bigger). More ...

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

$75 More Expensive

The Razer Leviathan is more expensive than the LG SK1 by $75.

Fewer Sellers

Only 6 shops sells the Razer Leviathan, but 14 stores sell the Bose Soundbar 500. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this soundbar, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Three Years Older

The Razer Leviathan is older than the Bose Soundbar 500 by four years, older than the LG SK1 by three years, older than the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini by three years and older than the Sonos Beam by four years.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Razer Leviathan is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the LG SK1 is 100% (based on 2 reviews), the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is 84% (based on 22 reviews) and the Sonos Beam is 84% (based on 121 reviews).

Marginally Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Razer Leviathan is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Sonos Beam is 90% (based on 18 reviews).

Worse Brand

Razer soundbars have an average rating of only 75.5%, but Bose has an average rating of 87.4%, LG has an average rating of 95%, Polk Audio has an average rating of 79.7% and Sonos has an average rating of 84.5%.

10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

PC Mag, Tomsguide.com, Techradar, Les Numeriques.com, Komputer.dk, Gamereactor.dk, Kotimikro.fi, Komputer.no, Macitynet.it and Dday.it all gave the Razer Leviathan a lower review score. More ...

PC Mag: Razer Leviathan = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

Tomsguide.com: Razer Leviathan = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

Techradar: Razer Leviathan = 80% vs Sonos Beam = 90%

Les Numeriques.com: Razer Leviathan = 60% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

Komputer.dk: Razer Leviathan = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 93%

Gamereactor.dk: Razer Leviathan = 80% vs Sonos Beam = 90%

Kotimikro.fi: Razer Leviathan = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 93%

Komputer.no: Razer Leviathan = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 93%

Macitynet.it: Razer Leviathan = 82% vs Sonos Beam = 86%

Dday.it: Razer Leviathan = 78% vs Sonos Beam = 87%
Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Razer Leviathan reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Razer Leviathan was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

The Razer Leviathan reviewers thought the Razer Leviathan was harder to use.

Less OK When it Came to Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the Razer Leviathan was less OK when it came to noise level.

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Bose Soundbar 500

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Bose Soundbar 500

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Bose Soundbar 500
8,000W
ARC
3.2kg
WEIGHT

The Bose Soundbar 500 has a Kagoo Score of 86. However with a price tag of $399.88 this soundbar is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Bose Soundbar 500.

Features We Love:
Huge power (8,000W)
Subwoofer included
Is 8.1 channels
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable

A very highly rated and fully featured Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar, with a good price and audio output. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 8,000W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really well-built and quiet, and good-looking.

92
Reviews
17 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Bose Soundbar 500 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 17 reviews.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Bose Soundbar 500

8.1 Channels Channels

The Bose Soundbar 500 is 8.1 channels channels, which is 4 times as many audio output channels as the LG SK1 (2 channels), twice as many audio output channels as the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam (5.1 channels) and 4 times as many audio output channels as the Razer Leviathan (2.1 channels). More ...

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

The Bose Soundbar 500 features Audio Return Channel (ARC), and so do the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam, but the LG SK1 and the Razer Leviathan do not. More ...

An 'Audio Return Channel' (ARC) uses an HDMI connection to send audio to the soundbar without the need for separate audio cables.

Subwoofer Included

The Bose Soundbar 500 has a subwoofer included (as do the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Razer Leviathan), but the LG SK1 and the Sonos Beam do not have this feature. More ...

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Handheld Remote Control

The Bose Soundbar 500 has a handheld remote control, and so do the LG SK1, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam, but the Razer Leviathan does not. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' denotes whether the soundbar comes with a remote to control the device from afar.

A remote control makes it far easier and more convenient to use the soundbar - you can turn it on/off and tweak the volume without having to get up and walk across the room!

Wall Mountable

The Bose Soundbar 500 is wall mountable, and so is the Sonos Beam, however the LG SK1, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Razer Leviathan are not. More ...

'Wall Mountable' denotes whether the soundbar can be mounted on a wall, or whether it has to rest on the floor or on a stand.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.

Newer by One Month

The Bose Soundbar 500 was released 19 months ago, but the LG SK1 was released two years ago, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini was released three years ago, the Razer Leviathan was released six years ago and the Sonos Beam was released 20 months ago

More Robust

Our analysis of the Bose Soundbar 500 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Bose Soundbar 500 was more robust. Over 10 people thought that it was very well-built.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Bose Soundbar 500

Worse Kagoo Score

The Bose Soundbar 500 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, but the LG SK1 scored 87, the Razer Leviathan scored 87 and the Sonos Beam scored 87.

More Expensive by $350

The Bose Soundbar 500 is $350 more expensive than the LG SK1, $231 more expensive than the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, $275 more expensive than the Razer Leviathan and $87 more expensive than the Sonos Beam.

Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Bose Soundbar 500 only has an average expert score of 73%, but the LG SK1 has an average expert rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews), the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 22 reviews), the Razer Leviathan has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 142 reviews) and the Sonos Beam has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 121 reviews).

User Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Bose Soundbar 500 has an average user score of 86%, but the Razer Leviathan has an average user rating of 87% (based on 171 reviews) and the Sonos Beam has an average user rating of 90% (based on 18 reviews).

Worse Brand

Bose soundbars have an average rating of only 87.4%, however LG has an average rating of 95%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Goodhousekeeping.co.uk, PC Mag and Pcworld.com_techhive.com all gave the Bose Soundbar 500 a lower review score. More ...

Goodhousekeeping.co.uk: Bose Soundbar 500 = 78% vs Sonos Beam = 83%

PC Mag: Bose Soundbar 500 = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Bose Soundbar 500 = 70% vs Sonos Beam = 80%

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LG SK1

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LG SK1

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LG SK1
40W
2kg
WEIGHT

The LG SK1 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $50.00 this soundbar is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG SK1 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG soundbar.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control

A fully featured and award winning 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that it's very well-built.

97
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG SK1 has exceptional expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the LG SK1

Handheld Remote Control

The LG SK1 has a handheld remote control (as do the Bose Soundbar 500, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam), but the Razer Leviathan does not have this feature. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' denotes whether the soundbar comes with a remote to control the device from afar.

A remote control makes it far easier and more convenient to use the soundbar - you can turn it on/off and tweak the volume without having to get up and walk across the room!

Better Kagoo Score

The LG SK1 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Bose Soundbar 500 scored 86 and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini scored 85.

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

The average expert review score of the LG SK1 is 100% based on 2 reviews, but the average rating of the Bose Soundbar 500 is 73% (based on 4 reviews), the average rating of the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is 84% (based on 22 reviews), the average rating of the Razer Leviathan is 82% (based on 142 reviews) and the average rating of the Sonos Beam is 84% (based on 121 reviews).

Better Brand

LG soundbars have an average rating of 95%, however Bose only has an average rating of 87.4%, Polk Audio only has an average rating of 79.7%, Razer only has an average rating of 75.5% and Sonos only has an average rating of 84.5%.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG SK1

Only 2 Channels Channels

The LG SK1 is 2 channels channels, but the Bose Soundbar 500 is 8.1 channels and the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Sonos Beam are both 5.1 channels. More ...

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Vastly Smaller Power

The LG SK1 has a power of 40, however the Bose Soundbar 500 is an 8,000W soundbar (7,960W bigger), the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is a 150W soundbar (110W bigger) and the Razer Leviathan is a 60W soundbar (20W bigger). More ...

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

Does Not Feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)

The LG SK1 does not feature Audio Return Channel (ARC), whereas the Bose Soundbar 500, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, the Razer Leviathan and the Sonos Beam do. More ...

An 'Audio Return Channel' (ARC) uses an HDMI connection to send audio to the soundbar without the need for separate audio cables.

Does Not Have a Subwoofer Included

The LG SK1 does not have a subwoofer included (As does the the Sonos Beam), whereas the Bose Soundbar 500, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini and the Razer Leviathan have this feature. More ...

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Not Wall Mountable

The LG SK1 is not wall mountable, but the Bose Soundbar 500, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, the Razer Leviathan and the Sonos Beam are. More ...

'Wall Mountable' denotes whether the soundbar can be mounted on a wall, or whether it has to rest on the floor or on a stand.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 3 retailers sells the LG SK1, however 14 sellers sell the Bose Soundbar 500, 5 sellers sell the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini, 6 sellers sell the Razer Leviathan and 6 sellers sell the Sonos Beam. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this soundbar remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six Months Older

The LG SK1 is older than the Bose Soundbar 500 by six months and older than the Sonos Beam by five months.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the LG SK1 has received 1 award, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini has received 6 awards, the Razer Leviathan has received 43 awards and the Sonos Beam has received 19 awards.

Lower User Review Score

The LG SK1 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Bose Soundbar 500 has an average user rating of 86% (based on 13 reviews), the Razer Leviathan has an average user rating of 87% (based on 171 reviews) and the Sonos Beam has an average user rating of 90% (based on 18 reviews).

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